Shan Herald News

  • Tue, 23 May 2017 07:34:02 +0000: Shan Resistance Day marked in Wanhai, Loi Tai Leng - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    The annual celebrations for Shan Resistance Day were held on May 21 at the two largest Shan armed organizations’ HQs—Loi Tai Leng, base of the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) on the Shan-Thai border; and at Wanhai in central Shan State, the nerve center of the Shan State Progress Party (SSPP). Organizers estimate that […]
  • Mon, 22 May 2017 15:54:38 +0000: Chinese shadow over Myanmar’s wars - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    When the second 21st Century Panglong peace conference opens on May 24, government representatives will need to engage ethnic armed organizations (EAOs) from two distinct regional blocs. While all EAOs have similar grievances and political demands, their divergent security situations and negotiating leverages will complicate government efforts to forge a genuine Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA). […]
  • Mon, 22 May 2017 15:47:24 +0000: Peace process in pieces in Myanmar - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    On May 24, when Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi opens the second round of her signature 21st Century Panglong peace conference, a high-stakes initiative to end decades of debilitating and divisive civil war, the outcomes and upshots will be pivotal to her democratically elected administration. The meeting will aim to draw on the unifying […]
  • Sun, 21 May 2017 15:48:30 +0000: CRUCIAL POINTS TO PONDER:  How would the 21st Century Panglong pan out?  - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    As May 24, the convening of Union Peace Conference – 21st Century Panglong (UPC-21CP) is scheduled to take off, few crucial and essential topics that are related to the understanding of the peace negotiation process need to be bundled together so that we could have a bird’s eye view of the whole peace process situation. […]
  • Fri, 19 May 2017 15:31:08 +0000: NLD-MILITARY MUST MAKE A CRITICAL CHOICE: Secession or trust-building? - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Following Zaw Htay, the director general of the State Counselor’s Office, statement that a consensus with ethnic delegations within the Union Peace Dialogue Joint Committee (UPDJC) has been reached, in which secession rights of the ethnic groups would be curtailed, needs more in-depth discussion. In other words, the federal constitution for the federal and state […]
  • Thu, 18 May 2017 07:04:45 +0000: Adopting ethnic state constitution and the issue of secession - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Within these few days a lot of political maneuvering have been going on, like Kachin Independence Organization (KIO), Wa National Organization (WNO) resignation from United Nationalities Federal Council (UNFC); Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP), New Mon State Party (NMSP) and Arakan National Congress (ANC) confirmation to stick to the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA)-based peace negotiation […]
  • Wed, 17 May 2017 10:31:37 +0000: Manpang People’s Militia accused of forced recruitment - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    Manpang People’s Militia, a military-back armed group, has been accused of forced recruitment in several villages in northern Shan State, according to an MP from the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD). Sai Wan Leng Kham, an Upper House lawmaker for the SNLD representing Lashio Township, told Shan Herald on Tuesday that the enlistment policy […]
  • Tue, 16 May 2017 08:40:17 +0000: 300 villagers displaced as Burmese army, TNLA clash in Namtu - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    A series of clashes between Burmese government forces and the Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) have compelled some 300 villagers in Namtu Township, northern Shan State, to flee their homes. “Our people had to abandon their homes because of the fighting,” said Nang Jarm Hom, an MP from the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) […]
  • Mon, 15 May 2017 10:34:44 +0000: Coalmine companies refuse to withdraw from Mong Kung - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    The Pyae Aung Hein and Hein Mitter companies are continuing their coal-mining operations in Mong Kung, despite an agreement to move out of the area by May 13. On April 11, more than 4,000 Mong Kung’s residents staged a protest against the coalmine operations. Two days later, company representatives met with local community leaders and […]
  • Mon, 15 May 2017 06:24:29 +0000: 10,000 Laikha residents do not have ID cards: SNLD - Shan Herald Agency for New [English]
    At least 10,000 residents in southern Shan State’s Laikha Township do not hold either identity cards or household registration documents, according to a leading member of the local branch of the Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD). “There are about 50,000 people in Laikha,” Sai Kawng Kham, the head of SNLD’s Laikha office, told Shan […]
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